The biweekly Vocab Tunes’ dance contest for preschool to 8th grade students (aged between 5-14 years) has begun from July 10
Southgate, Michigan – July 12, 2017: To make learning an easy and fun activity, Vocab Tunes’ biweekly dance contest for schoolchildren has begun. The purpose of this unique dance competition is to make kids fall in love with learning new English vocab words while making some creative moves on the select educative songs.
The contest, which has begun from July 10, offers an enormous platform to kids of ages between 5-14 years to display their dancing skills and enhance vocabulary simultaneously. Students from preschool to 8th grade can select any of the 21 Vocab Tunes’ songs and can submit their dance video clips between 07-10-2017 to 07-23-2017. After the completion of social media voting procedure, which will begin from 07-24-2017 to 08-06-2017, name of the winner will be announced. A cash prize of $100 will be given to one lucky winner.
After a report of the US Education Department revealed continuous erosion and steady decline of vocabulary knowledge among the school kids, education reformer Manisha Shelley Kaura along with her physician father researched thoroughly on the problem. They discovered that the lack of root words knowledge is the reason behind kids’ poor vocabulary skills in the country. In an interview, Vocab Tunes’ author Manisha points out that “lack of root knowledge in school kids is the reason behind the decline of vocabulary skills”. To improve this dreadful situation, the father-daughter duo has created a four-level K-12 vocabulary program to help children increase their word stock.
A Xavier University, Cincinnati alumnus Manisha believes, “singing and dancing is a whole mind/body experience, also students are more interested in learning through music and songs other than monotonous classroom activities. Therefore, while preparing our Vocab Tunes’ programs we focused on making it a melodious learning activity.”
Details of dance Contest:
07.10.2017—07.23.2017: Submission of video clips
07.24.2017—08.06.2017: Voting for your favorite contestant via social media logins
08.07.2017 and 08.08.2017: Announcement of winners and prize distribution
About Vocab Tunes:
A father-daughter duo initiative, Vocab Tunes, aims at making learning root words an easy and fun activity for schoolchildren. an advocate for educational reformer in Michigan and Ohio, Manisha Shelly Kaura along with her physician father Dr. Sita Ram Kaura started this online learning program to help kids stock new words and expand their vocabulary through singing and dancing.